posted on Jun, 10 2012 @ 08:21 PM
I want to explain both how 'Prometheus' affirms and clashes with my set of beliefs. I'm not going to defend them to anyone, but I just want to put
this out there both for the consumption of the general public and as a way of digesting the movie I just saw. I will say this though: I believe this
film constitutes disclosure from the world's ruling powers (albeit in an indirect way). If anyone believes it to be simple entertainment that's fine
with me. Kindly scroll to the next comment and carry on!
First of all, I agree with the premise put forth in the movie that we were created by humanoid extraterrestrials using genetic material, and that
these beings were created by what we have come to know as God. I also agree with the fact that, for some reason, humans are being targeted by these
creators for extinction.
Beyond that, I take issue with the agenda behind this movie. We are lead to believe that humans are simply the byproduct of an experiment, and that
these aliens, (all grouped together under one umbrella), are malicious and destructive. They created us on a whim and they will also destroy us
forever, just because they can.
As an alien believer, it is my feeling that not all of these beings are the same. I believe that there are many different races, some which we would
consider to be "good" and some "evil". To group them all together and then paint them all as evil reeks of an agenda. While some may indeed be as
malicious and destructive as those about whom 'Prometheus' is written, there still may be others who are in every way their foil. They may not be
warm and affectionate, (in fact, they may seem to us cold and uncaring), but that does not make them evil. I believe it was a group like this that
nurtured this planet and seeded it with life. I also believe that they have quietly seen to its growth as well as ours over the course of our 10,000
or so years. (Or however many it has been.) I think of these beings as sort of benevolent scientists.
These benevolent aliens may in fact wish to wipe out the human race. Sounds absolutely nutty doesn't it? How can a benevolent force also be
destructive? 'Prometheus' tackles this idea and gives the audience every indication that they are just mean and hateful. When the alien was awoken
from his sleep he did not wish to communicate with David or explain things. He just went into full-on rage mode and ripped his robot head off!
Once again, I strongly disagree with the implications of both this particular scene and the movie as a whole. I suggest that the benevolent beings,
who are constantly monitoring our progress and separate altogether from those shown in this film, see our war-like ways, and how we are oppressed by
secret tyrants, and wish to help. In order to do so they could repopulate the world with more highly evolved versions of 'human'. In essence, they
want to create a new model free of some of the flaws which have plagued us over the past few millenia -- not wipe us off the map forever. (Now, we
could of course get in to the question of why we were created in such a flawed way in the first place. I could not even begin to answer that
question.) This theory still allows for the extermination spoken of in Prometheus, but flips the script on the reasoning behind it. A human body with
upgraded mental and spiritual capacity would serve as a great aid in the quest for humanity to reach a higher trajectory than the one we are currently
on. There is a saying that "history repeats itself". Perhaps that does not have to be the case forever.
Imagine a future for humanity free of a corrupt ruling class that controls all the planets' resources.. a brave new world in which a more natural
order consistent with wisdom and love could rise up spontaneously. Am I starting to sound like John Lennon? Sorry. I would give my life to see that
future realized. (Of course, I'm a strong believer in an afterlife, so that may be quite a bit more difficult for someone with an atheistic
viewpoint.) Given the obvious power of these beings and their desire to help, this would seem to be an extreme but helpful way to aid humanity in a
long term way.
While there is, in my belief, truth in 'Prometheus', that truth has been corrupted in such a way as to benefit the elite. They would seem to want us
to rise up against these scientist aliens who truly do care in their own way about the future of the human race and of this planet. These ruling elite
know that such a scenario would mean an end to the strangle hold they have over the Earth's people and resources. Perhaps they are not inherently
evil, but they greatly fear loss of power. They may believe they are protecting and seeing to the growth of humanity, but they are only holding us